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*I* don't deem them so. It's "editorial" types who do. ... be completely sure one's using them appropriateLY? (Sorry, couldn't resist!)

Sorry to post here, but OP's post isn't on my server, thus I'm linking here.
I made a short search at yahoo and I found this interesting resource:

Garbl's Fat-Free Writing Links
http://garbl.home.comcast.net/writing/concise.htm
He/she might want to give it a look.
Cheers.
Marius Hancu
I believe I can suggest a few of the objections to adverbs. The point is not to eliminate all of ... "racing slowly." Dispose of the adverb if you can, and if you cannot, have a hard look at the verb.

This post by Lars, and Mike Lyle's response to the question, quoted below, are examples of what I might wish AUE would concentrate on. Yes, I know it is not a writing group per se, but discussing these sorts of things would be far more helpful to most of us, I'd think, than dwelling on pronunciations, spellings, and grammar rules that anyone can look up.
Mike's post:
There's more to it than non-intensifying intensifiers. In ordinary speech we say things like "ran quickly", which look silly on the page; and it often saves space and has more force to say something like "he snapped" instead of something like "he said irritably". There is, of course, no hard and fast rule, but adverbs are a good place to start if you want to sharpen a piece up. If we are to witch-hunt parts of speech, the next suspects are adjectives. Build a sentence with specific nouns and specific verbs, and add qualifiers and modifiers only if there's no good alternative.

Charles Riggs
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When is it appropriate to use them? I'm not referring so much to speech as writing. I'm almost paranoid to ... "It's dead weight. It's not needed." Is there a trick to adverbializing that will keep such criticism off your back?

When is it inapprpriate to use WHAT?
I can't think of any circumstances in which I would use "headache" as an adverb.

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When is it appropriate to use them? I'm not referring ... to adverbializing that will keep such criticism off your back?

Remind Superior Type that his own "not" is an adverb and ask him if you can delete it for him..
When is it inapprpriate to use WHAT? I can't think of any circumstances in which I would use "headache" as an adverb.

You might not, but it wouldn't surprise me to hear something like "You're damn right it's expensive!...it's headache expensive!"...r
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I can't think of any circumstances in which I would use "headache" as an adverb.

You might not, but it wouldn't surprise me to hear something like "You're damn right it's expensive!...it's headache expensive!"...r

I'm headache ailing.

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This post by Lars, and Mike Lyle's response to the question, quoted below, are examples of what I might wish ... helpful to most of us, I'd think, than dwelling on pronunciations, spellings, and grammar rules that anyone can look up.

Surely it would be simpler for those more interested in writing than in usage to participate in writing groups rather than usage groups. Otherwise, those interested in usage would have to invade the writing groups and convert them into usage groups. The result would be confusing to newcomers.
Richard R. Hershberger
This post by Lars, and Mike Lyle's response to the ... pronunciations, spellings, and grammar rules that anyone can look up.

Surely it would be simpler for those more interested in writing than in usage to participate in writing groups rather than usage groups.

For sure, but have you looked at the writing groups out there? Except for one, and it specializes in a particular genre, I haven't found a group that is any good. I reckon AUE will have to do until something better comes along. The good thing about it, even though it is misorientated in my view, is that it has an intelligent readership interested in and knowledgeable about the language. Some of them write very well, so why shouldn't we talk about writing style, und so weiter? Where's the harm?
Otherwise, those interested in usage would have to invade the writing groups and convert them into usage groups. The result would be confusing to newcomers.

The one good group I know of does discuss word usage now and then. The subject is impossible to avoid if you're going to discuss writing. Usage is merely a subset of the more interesting, general topic: WRITING. It is a tool. Along with discussing the tools, I'd like to discuss what they build.

Charles Riggs
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Surely it would be simpler for those more interested in writing than in usage to participate in writing groups rather than usage groups.

For sure, but have you looked at the writing groups out there? Except for one, and it specializes in a ... Some of them write very well, so why shouldn't we talk about writing style, und so weiter? Where's the harm?

I do a lot of writing almost all scientific and have posted about various stylistic issues here a few times in the past. The only person who seemed interested was Franke.

Mike Nitabach
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For sure, but have you looked at the writing groups ... talk about writing style, und so weiter? Where's the harm?

I do a lot of writing almost all scientific and have posted about various stylistic issues here a few times in the past. The only person who seemed interested was Franke.

I have little to no interest in technical writing anymore, but am most interested in the art of fictional writing. Even the Coop, philistine that he is, is interested in writing styles, as he told us his first week here. There being a number of at least equally, to put it politely, creative people here, I think you'd find a wide acceptance of posts discussing the topic.
Keep in mind that just because you don't get a bevy of responses doesn't necessarily mean people aren't interested in your post. Some posts are so excellent they leave little room for debate or comment. Perhaps yours fell into that category. For an example I'm more familiar with since I evidently missed your series of posts on the subject of writing styles, if I were to post one of Sylvia Plath's latter poems, no-one, I hope, would have the audacity to add a single word, not even Lightbulb.

Charles Riggs
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